Removal Action Workplan, Los Alamitos Elementary School - Railroad Easement

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Toxic Substances Control, Department of (Department of Toxic Substances Control)
Document Title
Removal Action Workplan, Los Alamitos Elementary School - Railroad Easement
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
CF (Community Facilities District)

Document Description
The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is proposing to approve a Removal Action Workplan (RAW) for the Los Alamitos Elementary School - Railroad Easement site (Site) pursuant to authority granted under Chapter 6.8, Division 20, California Health & Safety Code. The objective of this Removal Action is to prevent potential exposure due to arsenic-impacted soil by removing arsenic-impacted soil located in a former railroad track easement. The Site was paved into its current condition as a parking lot for the Los Alamitos Elementary School; a small portion of the Site is unpaved but fenced and covered with plastic tarp and sandbags. The RAW focuses on the following activities: 1) excavate and transport approximately 3,832 cubic yards of arsenic-impacted soil to a licensed disposal facility via trucks; 2) import, place, and compact backfill materials; and 3) restore the project area a paved parking lot. A Draft RAW to address arsenic-impacted areas was approved for public review and comment on September 19, 2005; and, a Notice of Exemption (NOE) pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) was prepared. However, the Draft RAW was not released for public review and comment, and the NOW was not filed. In 2007, DTSC was notified that Orange County Department of Education was terminating work on the project. In 2011, the Los Alamitos Unified School District was approved to use federal funds to implement the final RAW. To use such funds, DTSC determined that a more thorough analysis of potential environmental impacts due to this project is necessary via this Initial Study as an element of CEQA. RAW activities are anticipated to commence in Summer 2012 when the Los Alamitos Elementary School is not in session and be completed in approximately three weeks.

Contact Information
Christine Chiu
Department of Toxic Substances Control
5796 Corporate Avenue
Cypress, CA 90630

Phone : (714) 484-5340


33°48'23.0906"N 118°3'43.7634"W
Los Alamitos
Cross Streets
Cerritos Avenue & Bloomfield Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Hwy 605
McAuliffe MS, Los Alamitos HS
Coyote Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Educational (Restoration of parking lot in Elementary School)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Removal Action Workplan
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Water Quality Water Supply Wildlife Land Use Other Other Issues: Biological & Cultural Resources; GHG Emissions
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 12 California Highway Patrol California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 Department of Water Resources Resources Agency Resources, Recycling and Recovery California Native American Heritage Commission

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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